May 02 2013 02:21PM
We should probably call this the BSOD series: the playoff windows are closing for both these teams, and the one that can execute a methodical shut down will advance. The other will crash for the last time and get rebooted.
And probably bring in a new operating system, er, I mean coach, while they're at it.
Before I go any further, I should say that if you're looking for the long-winded, numbers-based analysis of this series, you're in the wrong place. As Fox Mulder once said, "Nobody likes a math geek, Scully."
The truth is in here...
May 02 2013 10:35AM
Ray Ferraro, Chris Cuthbert, and the rest of the TSN crew did a phenomenal job calling Game 1. Ferraro is one of the best colour guys in the business, while CBC likely rues the day they let Cuthbert jump ship over to TSN. That being said, we are now missing out on the awesome CBC montages put together before each game.The music choices are usually phenomenal and work well with the chosen clips. Let’s take a look at some of the best Canuck montages from recent years.
May 02 2013 01:12AM
Logan Couture powered the Sharks to victory in Game 1 of their first round series against the Canucks.
(Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)
On Wednesday night the Vancouver Canucks opened the 2013 playoffs with a three to one loss at home against the San Jose Sharks. For the most part the game unfolded as we expected as game one was tightly contested, evenly matched, and extremely physical. There isn't a lot of daylight separating the Sharks from the Canucks in terms of overall team quality, and on a night where a sixty minute effort was required from the hockey club in order to stack the deck in their favour, the Canucks only really gave twenty.
It was the team's fifth straight home loss in the postseason dating back to game seven of the 2011 Stanley Cup Final, a fact that might provide us with a partial answer to the question, "why aren't Canucks playoff tickets selling like hot cakes this spring?"
Read past the jump for more analysis and scoring chance data.
May 01 2013 06:18PM
Image via Brendan Hoare.
Today at our hockey blog we reacted to the news that Roberto Luongo will start game one, unveiled our new partnership with PlayNow Sports that includes a wicked offer for CanucksArmy readers and set up tonight's game with a podcast. Of course if you want to read our absurdly exhaustive series preview, do that before the playoff opener!
Read past the jump for more Canucks news and stuff!
May 01 2013 04:12PM
Photo Uncredited via FarmClub.net
I figured it would make sense to cut a quick playoff game day episode of the CanucksArmy podcast ahead of the playoffs, so here it is for your listening pleasure. Joining me on Wednesday is Derek Tanabe of Fear the Fin, and Harrison Mooney of Pass it to Bulis and Puck Daddy.
Read past the jump to check it out.